Amazon is expanding its smart home products today. The company announced it is acquiring mesh router company Eero for an undisclosed amount. The merger will see Eero continue to operate its brand independently and expand globally.
Amazon says the company’s acquisition of Eero will help its customers “better connect” smart home devices. Eero is one of the leading mesh router companies, paving the way for a bunch of other similar products — even from big companies like Google and Netgear. The company’s WiFi systems help users get a fast and reliable WiFi connection in all parts of their home with the mesh WiFi system, essentially working as a blanket.
“We are incredibly impressed with the eero team and how quickly they invented a WiFi solution that makes connected devices just work,” said Dave Limp, SVP of Amazon Devices and Services. “We have a shared vision that the smart home experience can get even easier, and we’re committed to continue innovating on behalf of customers.”
Amazon’s acquisition of Eero will only make the company even stronger in the smart home world. Not only does it make Echo products and Alexa, but now it also owns WiFi systems that are the backbone of smart homes. Amazon also owns companies like Ring, so it’s trying to get to almost every part of your home. And as scary as that is, Amazon has effortlessly executed its smart home range, and there is no question it will continue to dominate the smart home market going forward.